PAINTING CLASSES

These painting classes are great for beginners, hobbyists, artists and people just wanting to dabble in a new field. Set at your own pace, each class lets you explore your creative side while learning new techniques and ideas.

Set in a laid back, supportive environment, these classes will walk you through the basics of painting (color mixing, paint application, value, form, composition, drawing, etc) at an easy going pace. Stories from art history will be explained and interwoven into the classes.

These classes are perfect for:

  • Beginners wanting to learn to paint
  • More experienced painters who want help exploring new ideas
  • Folks who enjoyed painting and haven’t picked up a brush in years and want to again
  • Always wanted to paint a particular painting or learn a style
  • Want a stress free environment to learn a hobby you can do at home
  • Unwind after a long day and have a fun, relaxed environment to paint

My goal for these classes is to give you the confidence, knowledge, techniques and skills you need to enjoy painting on your own.

SKYPE CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE!

The world is in a pretty tricky place right now, and all we can do is try to keep going the best we can. Currently, I’m not holding live classes in my studio. I know, it sucks, but lots of things do right now, and remember, this isn’t just affecting you, it’s affecting everybody else in the world. I’m hoping to restart live classes safely soon, but in the meantime, I’ve become pretty proficient at teaching online classes using skype. So you’ll still be able to see me paint and demonstrate techniques, help you work on your paintings, and explain all the concepts and tips you’ll need.
A little bit of patience goes a long way these days, so if you’d like to be notified when in-person classes start up again, just email me at [email protected] and I’ll inform you when things go live!

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I have over 16 years of teaching experience. I’ve taught all levels, from tepid beginners to driven teens to retirees and hobby painters. I have lots of patience and foster a supportive environment to help you get what you need from the classes.

These art classes are located in the historic northeast just blocks from the Kansas City Museum. My studio is located near 35, 70, and 71. In a safe, family oriented neighborhood, my studio has off street parking and full climate control! Here’s a handy map and directions with a pretty and easy route to my studio. There are plenty of flexible class times that will fit with your busy schedule!

Classes are 90 minutes long and meet once a week. You can sign up for 4 or 8 week sessions. My schedule has some flexibility, and arrangements can be made for your busy schedule.

Kansas City Painting Classes – INFO

  • 2020 RATE
    Eight weeks of painting classes costs $320
    Four weeks of painting classes costs $160
  • BRING A FRIEND
    You can bring a friend, colleague, or family member along and each of you only pay $200 for eight lessons
  • DISCOUNT RATE
    A special rate for the following folks:
        Seniors over the age of 65
      Residents in the 64123 or 64124 zip codes
        Student loan rate: adults aged 22-26
        Medical Professionals
        Military Veterans
        Firefighters
    The rate for classes is $280 for eight weeks and $140 for four weeks

MATERIALS:
Acrylic paints, brushes, palettes, easels, rags and liquid materials will be provided. Students will just need to bring their own canvases to class!

I teach acrylic painting, but can work with oils as well. If you are interested in buying your own materials for use at home,  I have a basic list of materials that can be picked up at any art or hobby store if you’d like to have materials at home.

Class Schedules

Class times are available on a rolling basis, so all you need to do is pick a day and time that fits your schedule and contact Michael to start your classes.

Class schedules are fairly flexible, with advance notice, classes can be rescheduled during the week or in case of vacations or other issues, a week can be skipped without losing your classtime.  I just ask that you not abuse this and notify me as early as possible if you won’t be able to attend an art lesson.

Class schedules fill up in January fast, so if you’re looking to start painting or drawing classes, now is a great time to sign up with the best class times still available.

Class Schedule last updated on: February 29, 2020

DAY
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
9:30-
11:00
full
10:30-
12:00
open
10:30-
12:00
full
10:30-
12:00
full
10:30-
12:00
full
10:00-
11:30
full
11:00-
12:30
full
12:00-
1:30
open
12:00-
1:30
open
12:00-
1:30
open
12:00-
1:30
full
12:00-
1:30
full
1:30-
3:00
full
1:30-
3:00
open
1:30-
3:00
open
1:30-
3:00
open
1:30-
3:00
open
2:00-
3:30
full
3:00-
4:30
open
3:00-
4:30
full
3:00-
4:30
open
3:00-
4:30
open
3:00-
4:30
open
Night
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
5:30-
7:00
full
5:30-
7:00
full
5:30-
7:00
full
5:30-
7:00
full
5:30-
7:00
full
7:00-
8:30
full
7:30-
9:00
open
7:00-
8:30
full
7:00-
8:30
full
7:00-
8:30
open

CLASS SIGN UP/ QUESTIONS:

If you would like to sign up for a class, join the waiting list, or have any questions concerning the painting classes,
you can contact Michael directly at:
[email protected]
816-872-6543

SPECIAL NOTE: My class schedules fill up fast, and if the class times you would prefer are full, you can send me an email at [email protected] to be alerted when your desired slot becomes available. I make all the efforts I can to fit your schedule in with mine, so if you have any other questions, feel free to ask! You can also order a gift certificate for classes at a future date, gift certificates get preference on open class times.